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Conservation and the Thirty Meter Telescope

April 29, 2015

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has a strong commitment to environmental conservation. As one of the largest private funders for conservation, we are dedicated to protecting some of the most important land and marine ecosystems worldwide.

The question of a potential conflict between conservation on Mauna Kea and the construction of ...

Hyperdominance in Amazonian forest carbon cycling

April 28, 2015

New findings from research supported in part through the Moore Foundation appear in the journal Nature Communications today, showing that just one percent of all tree species in the Amazon make up half of the entire rainforest and therefore store 50 percent of the region’s carbon. Moore Foundation grants (...

Thirty Meter Telescope

Thirty Meter Telescope Benefits Humankind

April 15, 2015

As the science that reaches beyond the stars, astronomy captures our collective imagination. From the earliest voyagers who navigated by starlight to the innovators who developed the first telescope, astronomy inspires us.

These breakthroughs further our knowledge of the origins of the universe billions of years ago and help us ...

Updated report measures how global tuna stocks stack up against the MSC standard

Washington, D.C. – The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) released an updated report assessing the status of global tuna stocks according to the methodology developed by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), one of the world’s most widely recognized certification schemes for sustainable seafood.

The report, An Evaluation of the Sustainability ...

Fish 2.0 adds high-value prizes to seafood business competition

Fish 2.0 April 1, 2015

The Moore Foundation is proud to support the Fish 2.0 business competition, which drives innovation and investment in the sustainable seafood sector. 

New prizes in the Fish 2.0 business competition will give winners the most valuable advantage a growing seafood supplier can have: extended face-to-face meetings with executives from some ...

Number of ISSF participating companies climbs to 25

Vietnamese tuna company Foodtech JSC has become the latest organization to join the conservation efforts of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) as an associate participating company. Participating companies work with the Foundation to advocate for improved fishery management, fund scientific advancements through research and expert analysis, and take direct ...

Amazon’s carbon uptake declines as trees die faster

University of Leeds March 18, 2015
Foundation grantees have contributed to research published March 18th in Nature, showing through the results of a 30-year study that the Amazon is experiencing “a huge surge in the rate of trees dying” (see announcement below). Moore Foundation grants (#1656 and #3000) helped support the Amazon Forest Inventory Network (RAINFOR) ...

Assessing the value and role of seafood traceability from an entire value-chain perspective

With support from the Moore Foundation, the Institute of Food Technologists' Global Food Traceability Center (GFTC) conducted extensive research in 2014 on the value of seafood traceability.

GFTC investigated the utility of traceability to reduce waste, enhance consumer trust, and increase business efficiencies along the entire value chain from catch ...

Patient and Family Engagement

Early-career investigators selected for patient and family engagement research

March 16, 2015

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has selected four promising early-career investigators who will be supported in their work to advance the field of patient and family engagement. The investigators represent a wide range of research from addressing health disparities in Latino populations and partnering with critically ill patients in ...

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing

U.S. News & World Report ranks new UC Davis School of Nursing among best

By Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing March 10, 2015
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — For the first time, U.S. News & World Report ranks the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis as among the best in the country for master’s-degree nursing programs in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools.
 
The publication ranks the UC ...

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